A little trip to Chicago turned out to be even more fun than expected. Our hotel was just a few blocks away from all kinds of attractions. Sadly for me, that meant I got to trudge all over, but I know, it’s good for me.
I’m just going to show you a few pictures, okay, maybe more than a few but it’s CHICAGO!!
The fantastic interactive sculpture below is properly known as ‘Cloud gate’, designed by indian-born British artist Sir Anish Kapoor. For obvious reasons it’s popular name is ‘the Bean.’
The Bean is the centerpiece of Millennium Park in the Loop Community area. We stayed just a block and a half from the park, so along with a LOT of other people we walked over to stand with our mouths open in awe. You can walk completely around it and under it. The most amazing images are reflected back to you, I’ve never seen so many adults and children smiling in a very long time.
One of the most famous buildings in Chicago is the Wrigley Building.
When ground was broken for the Wrigley Building in 1920, there were no major office buildings north of the Chicago River. The Michigan Avenue Bridge spans the river just south of the building, and at the time it was still under construction. The building site was chosen by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. to be the corporate headquarters of his company.
If you love architecture you can take an architecture river tour on all manner of boats. This isn’t the boat tour that we took, but it’s a lot of fun and if you get a great tour guide, they play the harmonica at the end of the ride!